Fall Restraint – If you are working within two meters of an open or unguarded edge safe working methods suggest that a fall restraint system is used. A single anchor point or length of cable may be installed to gain access to roofs, walkways or any area close to an edge. For this type of system, only one point of attachment is needed, combined with a lanyard that’s set to a required length, this will prevent the user from reaching the edge.
This system is best for general building maintenance like replacing roof panels or screws, air conditioning repair or plumbing and electrical work. The great thing about Fall Restraint systems is that it allows the user safe and quick access without the need for extensive training.
Training will be provided with the installation of your access system.
Fall Arrest – uses similar equipment to fall restraint. The difference is that Fall Arrest allows the user to access an edge or multiple levels to complete the work required within that particular area. While fall restraint prevents the user from getting to an edge, the fall arrest system will help to avoid contact with a lower level in the event of a fall.